The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After a massacre in Jabal al-Zawiyah | Russian fighter jet strikes surrounding areas of Idlib city

SOHR sources have documented four strikes by a Russian fighter jet on Sheikh Youssef area on the western outskirts of Idlib city, but no further details have been reported yet about the number of casualties and material damage caused by these airstrikes.


The Russian airstrikes coincided with flight by another Russian jet over the “de-escalation zone”.


SOHR sources have just documented the death of eight civilians, including six children and a woman, were killed in artillery fire by regime forces on different areas in Jabal al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib. The breakdown of fatalities was as follows:


  • Balyoun town: two children.


  • Iblin town: a family of five people (the father, the mother and their three children).


  • Balshoun village: one child.


The regime’s bombardment on these areas also left 16 other civilians injured.